The office of Australian Commonwealth Censorship Minister Brendan O’Connor released the list of individuals presenting views on an R18+ video game classification to the Standing Committee of Attorneys-General today. That list includes:
Donald McDonald – director of the Classification Board.
Grant Devilly – Associate Professor, Psychological Health Research Unit, Griffith University; co-author of the study "The effect of playing violent video games on adolescents: Should parents be quaking in their boots?" and the recently released study "The effect of violent videogame play-time on anger."
Jeffrey Brand – Associate professor and Director, Centre for New Media Research at Bond University. In charge of the Interactive Australia reports, funded by the Interactive Games and Entertainment Association.
Elizabeth Handsley – Professor of Law at Flinders University; co-convenor of the Harvard-Australia Symposium on Media Use and Children’s Well-Being.
Ron Curry – CEO, Interactive Games & Entertainment Association.
Jim Wallace – Managing Director, Australian Christian Lobby.
Bishop Peter Ingham – The Bishop of Wollongong, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference member.
We expect to hear more about their testimony sometime between tonight and tomorrow morning. Stay tuned.
Source: Sydney Morning Herald